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León Fernando Del Canto

Head of Chambers, Barrister and Spanish abogado

Specialism: UK and Spanish Tax Law, Commercial Law and Intellectual Property

Jurisdiction: Spain, England and Wales (London) and Ireland

Based in London

Year of Call 1999 (Spain), 2006 (England), 2021 (Ireland)


León Fernando Del Canto leads Del Canto Chambers International Tax & Legal team. Fernando is a tax qualified English Barrister and Spanish Abogado and he is instructed regularly by solicitors and auditors all around the world. Fernando can be instructed by private clients as a public access Barrister and is accredited as such by the England and Wales Bar Standards Board. Fernando has audience rights in Ireland under the Bar Council in Ireland and in Spain under Abogacía Española.

Fernando has broad international tax & legal experience and has represented clients in Madrid, New York, London, Dublin, Delhi, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Doha, Dubai, and Hong Kong. He advocates for private clients and their families as well as for companies with international operations.

He got his UK tax qualification with KPMG, Deloitte and Grant Thornton before moving to private practice. In 2006 he became the first Spanish citizen to hold a double qualification as a Barrister in England and Spanish Abogado when he joined The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London. He is a member of the Worshipful Association of Tax Advisers in the City of London, a liveryman of the City of London.

  • Spain, England and Wales (London) and Ireland. Based in London